AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
(Games of Sept. 1-3, 2011)
Hardin-Simmons senior wide receiver Travis Tatsch (San Antonio, TX / Reagan HS) caught 13 passes for a school-record 265 yards and two touchdowns to fuel the Cowboys to a 41-14 win in a top 25 matchup with Coe. He just missed the conference record by 11 yards. Tatsch's scoring grabs went for 89 and 31 yards. His final catch came with 13:35 remaining in the third quarter.
Louisiana College sophomore linebacker Peter Ford (New Orleans, LA / Teurling Catholic) made seven tackles – all solo and four for a loss of 11 yards – with two forced fumbles and one sack to fuel a 32-24 triple overtime victory over Belhaven. Ford spearheaded a unit that pitched a shutout after regulation and held a team that scored 47 points the previous week to only 200 yards of offense.
Texas Lutheran junior place kicker Allen Cain (San Antonio, TX / Stevens HS) hit a 52-yard field goal – one yard off a school record – during the Bulldogs' 31-28 win over Austin College. Cain, whose kick opened the game's scoring, was also good on all four extra-point attempts. He had three touchbacks.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
OFFENSE: Texas Lutheran QB Mitchell Bunger ran for 117 yards and threw for two scores to lead a 31-28 win over Austin College. . . . Mississippi College QB Tommy Reyer threw for 190 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown on an 8-yard run in overtime against Millsaps. . . . Louisiana College WR D'Mario Parker had eight catches for 125 yards in a 32-24 triple overtime win over Belhaven.
DEFENSE: Texas Lutheran S Travis Bell made 14 tackles and added a fumble recovery in his first collegiate start. . . . Hardin-Simmons S Caleb Christian had seven tackles and an interception against Coe. . . . Mississippi College CB Jarrad Craine had four solo tackles and broke up four passes against Millsaps.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Mississippi College PK Chris Campbell hit field goals from 38 and 19 yards against Millsaps, with the 19-yarder tying the game with 4:14 to play in regulation. . . .Louisiana College Adan Olivares was good on a 38-yard field goal to tie the game toward the end of regulation against Belhaven. . . . Hardin-Simmons PK Scott Newberry hit two field goals and was 5-for-5 on extra-point attempts against Coe.
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